Period
to 31 March 2020

The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Specialist was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity Specialist
England > London
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 667 767 817
Rank change year-on-year +100 +50 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Specialist 29 9 14
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.060% 0.015% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.015% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 22 5 9
Median annual salary £80,000 £70,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +75.00% -52.24%
England median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +55.56% -25.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 45,814 58,138 66,835
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 95.36% 95.68%
Number of salaries quoted 37,150 47,569 55,669
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £91,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%

Cybersecurity Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Cybersecurity Specialist in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity Specialist in London

Cybersecurity Specialist
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cybersecurity Specialist in London.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity Specialist in London

Cybersecurity Specialist
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cybersecurity Specialist in London over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity Specialist in London

Cybersecurity Specialist
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Specialist within the London region over the 6 months to 31 March 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +30 4 £65,000 - 2
West London +8 1 £85,000 -
Cybersecurity Specialist
England

Cybersecurity Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, Cybersecurity Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the London region featuring Cybersecurity Specialist in the job title.

1 29 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (34.48%) CISSP
3 9 (31.03%) Finance
3 9 (31.03%) Security Operations
4 8 (27.59%) SIEM
4 8 (27.59%) CISM
4 8 (27.59%) Firewall
5 7 (24.14%) Information Security
5 7 (24.14%) CISA
5 7 (24.14%) Incident Management
6 6 (20.69%) Nessus
6 6 (20.69%) Degree
6 6 (20.69%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (17.24%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (17.24%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
7 5 (17.24%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (17.24%) Identity Access Management
7 5 (17.24%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 5 (17.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (17.24%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (17.24%) Threat Intelligence
8 4 (13.79%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 4 (13.79%) Proactive Monitoring
8 4 (13.79%) Project Delivery
8 4 (13.79%) Splunk
8 4 (13.79%) SDLC
8 4 (13.79%) Burp Suite
8 4 (13.79%) Kali Linux
8 4 (13.79%) Threat Management

Cybersecurity Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) AWS
2 3 (10.34%) OpenShift
3 2 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.45%) Azure
4 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) Firewall
2 5 (17.24%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
3 4 (13.79%) HTTP
3 4 (13.79%) HTTPS
3 4 (13.79%) IPsec
4 1 (3.45%) Internet
4 1 (3.45%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Burp Suite
1 4 (13.79%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.45%) Law
4 1 (3.45%) Legal
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
1 2 (6.90%) HTML
1 2 (6.90%) J2EE
1 2 (6.90%) REST
1 2 (6.90%) SOAP
1 2 (6.90%) SPML
1 2 (6.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (13.79%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.45%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Kali Linux
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
1 4 (13.79%) Unix
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (31.03%) Security Operations
3 8 (27.59%) SIEM
4 7 (24.14%) Incident Management
4 7 (24.14%) Information Security
5 6 (20.69%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (17.24%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 5 (17.24%) Identity Access Management
6 5 (17.24%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (17.24%) Threat Intelligence
6 5 (17.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 4 (13.79%) Analytics
7 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
7 4 (13.79%) Proactive Monitoring
7 4 (13.79%) Project Delivery
7 4 (13.79%) SDLC
7 4 (13.79%) Security Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Threat Management
8 3 (10.34%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) Java
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) CISSP
2 8 (27.59%) CISM
3 7 (24.14%) CISA
4 6 (20.69%) Degree
5 4 (13.79%) CHFI
5 4 (13.79%) CITP
5 4 (13.79%) ECIH
5 4 (13.79%) GIAC
6 1 (3.45%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) GDPR
2 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) Nessus
2 3 (10.34%) Kubernetes
3 2 (6.90%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Splunk
2 2 (6.90%) McAfee
3 1 (3.45%) Google